The Kolovrat ridge rises above the Soča Valley and offers exceptional views over the emerald river, the Julian Alps, Venezia-Giulia, the Friuli lowland and the Adriatic Sea. Today, we can enjoy the peace of unspoiled nature here, while during World War I the Kolovrat had to witness the destructive Isonzo Front. In the outdoor museum we are going to explore the onetime Italian line of defence with the preserved command posts, shooting positions, a network of trenches and caves with the impressive spiral stairs in one of them. This formerly crucial line of division is nowadays a symbol of the unifying power of remembrance, since we shall walk on both territories, the Italian and the Slovenian, while discovering the history of WW1.
In July and August each Saturday at 9:00
Prior registration required by Friday 6:00 p.m. at +386 31 586 296 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Price: 17,00 €/person
Duration of the guided tour: 1.5 hr
Assembly point: parking area at the Walk of Peace Info Point on Kolovrat
Arriving from Kobarid:
On the road from Kobarid towards Tolmin, in the settlement of Idrsko, turn towards the village of Livek (5 km), then turn left towards Livške Ravne (4 km). Continue for the next 3 kilometres along the ridge of Kolovrat to the smaller parking area. Located next to the information board is the entrance to the outdoor museum.
Arriving from Tolmin:
At the roundabout outside Tolmin take the exit for Kobarid and after 350 metres turn left for Volče. When you arrive at the edge of the village the indication sign for the outdoor museum Kolovrat directs you to the right. Follow that road for another 8 kilometres and then turn right again. Only a kilometre separates you now from the parking area at the outdoor museum.
You can also reach the museum from the Italian side (from Solarie/Solarje) or by taking the road that goes along the Kanalski Kolovrat Ridge (only suitable for passenger cars).